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Bells
The abbey bells consist of the following four bells. The bells have been hanged in other places in the past centuries, and have been equipped with steel yokes when equipped with electric drive motors in 1960. In 1982/83 the bells were hung up again on wooden yokes for reasons of monument protection.

the oldest bell from the 14th century

Patronage                Saint Norbert und Saint Genoveva
Inscription               IHESUS XPS MARIA JOHANNES SIMON
Height                        95 cm
Moulding year          early 14th century
Place of pouring      unknown
Moulder                     unknown
Bell tone 
                   Gis
Remarks                    the oldest surviving bell

the great bell from the year 1661

Patronage               Jesus Christ, Saint Mary, Saint John und Saint Simon
Inscription             
NORBERTVS VND GENOVEVA HEISCHEN ICH SVB ABBATE
                                  SDOLPHO M. GORT VON STOMMEL GOS MICH ANNO 1661
                                  IHM MAY
Height                     
100 cm
Moulding year    
    1661
Place of pouring    
Cologne
Moulder                   
Matthias Gort von Stommel
Bell tone                 
  Fis
Remarks          
       „campana maxima“
 

the small bell from the year 1661

Patronage               Saint Mary und Saint Simon
Inscription              S MARIA JOAN EVANGELIST VND SIMON SEIT STEHTS BEY GODT
                                  UNSER PATRON DAS ER ABWEND ALL UNGEMACH IN HAGEL;
                                  PLITZ UND DONNERSCHLAG
                                  UNDER ABT A G M G V S G M A 1661 IN JUNIO
Height                      80 cm
Moulding year       1661
Place of pouring
    Cologne
Moulder                   Matthias Gort von Stommel
Bell tone                  B

the conversion bell from the year 1955

Patronage                Saint Mary’s Ascension
Inscription               SANCTA MARIA ORA PRO NOBIS. VIVOS VOCO MORTUOS PLANGO.
                                   IN MEMORIAM DER VERMISSTEN UND GEFALLENEN DER
                                   WELTKRIEGE 1914-1918 1939-1945.        
                                   DIE PFARRFAMILIE SAYN A.D. 1955
Height                       ? cm
Moulding year         1955
Place of pouring      Gescher
Moulder                    Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock
Bell tone               
Remarks                     poured in memory of the victims of the two wars;  
                                     served as a conversion bell for many years and
                                     since the renovation in 1982/83 as a "dead-bell"
                                     during funerals; located in the tower helmet


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